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Technology in the Traditional Classroom
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Schnabel, Landon. 2014. “Technology in the Traditional Classroom”. TRAILS: Teaching Resources and Innovations Library for Sociology, December. Washington DC: American Sociological Association.


Technology presents challenges for maintaining student engagement, but I argue that it can enhance communication and interaction. In the course of this brief essay, I provide answers to two technology-related questions for the traditional classroom: (1) Can technology aid class engagement, and, if so, how? (2) Should instructors allow computers in class?...

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Teaching and Learning in Sociology
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Learning Goals and Assessments

Learning Goal(s):

  1. This pedagogical essay covers how technology can be leveraged to facilitate interactive learning in and outside the classroom and to automate some teaching activities. It also addresses the question of whether to allow computers in the classroom.

Goal Assessment(s):

  1. Assessment of an increase in pedagogical effectiveness will be evaluated by individual instructors who implement these ideas as they see fit.

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